12 Excellent HTML5 eBooks for Web Professionals

HTML5 as being developed as the next major revision of HTML is opening new doors to web professionals. With its unparalleled functionality, it actually boasts exciting new features and capabilities. Now to facilitate more advanced web development, we introduce a range of must-have eBooks which deliver all the HTML5 related valuable information you need to get up and running with building next-generation HTML5 websites.

Plus, we’ve arranged these resources in a special way so you could find the eBook according to your experience level. You’ll see a compilation for HTML5 beginners and then a round-up of eBooks for HTML5 intermediate and advanced users. Each guide, in fact, has proven itself to be very helpful and highly resourceful. So, let’s get them fast-track you toward accessible standards to harness the power of HTML5 and embrace its cutting-edge features.

But before we start, here’s a stunning Dive Into HTML5 eBook available online for you to read absolutely for free. In our opinion this is the most essential eBook that every web professional should be familiar with. A very good option to start with.

Alternatively, you can check our other articles in which we compiled 70 spectacular HTML5 websites and 30 brand new HTML5 tutorials of summer 2011.

HTML5 eBooks for HTML5 beginners:

 

Introducing HTML5

by Bruce Lawson, Remy Sharp

Written by developers who have been using the new language for the past year in their work, this book shows you how to start adapting the language now to realize its benefits on today’s browsers. The book concentrates on the practical problems HTML5 can solve for you right away. As well as talking about the well known new features of HTML5 such as video, audio, canvas and forms, the authors also delve into such diverse topics as ARIA (for accessibility), data storage, offline applications, the (nasty) drag and drop API and even the geolocation API (even though it’s not strictly part of HTML5).

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Beginning HTML5 and CSS3: Next Generation Web Standards

by Christopher Murphy, Richard Clark, Oli Studholme

If you are a web developer, then this book is your introduction to new features and elements of HTML5 – all the leaner, cleaner, and more efficient code you’ve hoped for is available now with HTML5, along with some new tools that will allow you to create more meaningful and richer content. For everyone involved in web design, this book introduces the new structural integrity and styling flexibility of CSS3. For all forward-looking web professionals, this book provides you with an in-depth look the new capabilities—including audio and video. You’ll learn about the new HTML5 structural sections, plus HTML5 and CSS3 layouts. You’ll also discover why some people think HTML5 is going to be a Flash killer, when you see how to create transitions and animations with these new technologies.

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HTML5 Straight to the Point: Using HTML5 with CSS3 and JavaScript

by Elizabeth Castro

This project-based book walks the reader through the creation of a website, using HTML5 and CSS3. It shows how to use the new HTML5 syntax (article, section, and so on) and also how to write JavaScript to force IE to recognize that code so that it can be used right now. It covers the newer parts of HTML5 (such as canvas and video) with a strong emphasis on what works right now, using what people are calling “progressive enhancement” (writing web pages that can be viewed by all but that those with superior connections/systems can see in better ways). The book uses a combination of project examples and explanation to teach HTML5 thoroughly and succinctly.

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HTML5: Up and Running

by Mark Pilgrim

This book provides practical information about how and why the latest version of HTML5 markup language will significantly change the way you develop for the Web. The book provides your first real look at HTML5′s new elements and attributes and carefully guides you though the important changes in this version with lots of hands-on examples, including markup, graphics, and screenshots. You’ll learn how to use HTML5 markup to add video, offline capabilities, offer a drawing canvas for dynamically generated 2D graphics and more – and you’ll be able to put that functionality to work right away.

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Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 in 10 Minutes

by Steven Holzner

Teach Yourself HTML5 in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. By working through the book’s clear, step-by-step examples, web designers or developers new to HTML5 can learn everything they need to know to quickly and easily get up to speed with HTML5. It’s for sure a quick, clear guide to using the exciting new features of HTML5 today. With step-by-step directions showing how to implement HTML5 video, drawing, drag and drop, forms, and more, the book also makes sense of all the competing claims and misinformation about what HTML5 is or isn’t.

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The Essential Guide to HTML5

by Jeanine Meyer

HTML5 opens up a plethora of new avenues for application and game development on the web. Games can now be created and interacted with directly within HTML with no need for users to download extra plugins, or for developers to learn new languages. Important new features such as the Canvas tag enable drawing directly onto the web page, the Audio tag allows sounds to be triggered and played from within your HTML code, the web sockets API brings the facility for real-time communication. All of these features and many more are covered within ‘The Essential Guide to HTML5’. By working through its hands on examples, you will gain a deep, practical knowledge of HTML5 that will enable you to build your own, more advanced games and applications.

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HTML5 eBooks for intermediate and advanced users:

 

HTML5 and CSS3: Develop with Tomorrow’s Standards Today

by Brian P. Hogan

This book gets you up to speed on the new HTML5 elements and CSS3 features you can use right now, and backwards compatible solutions ensure that you don’t leave users of older browsers behind. It gets you started working with many useful new features of HTML5 and CSS3 right away. Gone are the days of adding additional markup just to style a button differently or stripe tables. You’ll learn to use HTML5′s new markup to create better structure for your content and better interfaces for your forms, resulting in cleaner, easier-to-read code that can be understood by both humans and programs.

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Pro HTML5 Programming: Powerful APIs for Richer Internet Application Development

by Peter Lubbers, Brian Albers, Frank Salim

In this book, developers will learn how to use the latest cutting-edge HTML5 web technology-available in the most recent versions of modern browsers-to build web applications with unparalleled functionality, speed, and responsiveness. The book explains how you can create real-time HTML5 applications that tap the full potential of modern browsers, provides practical, real-world examples of HTML5 features in action, shows which HTML5 features are supported in current browsers, also covers all the new HTML5 APIs to get you up to speed quickly with HTML5.

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HTML5 for Web Designers

by Jeremy Keith

In this comprehensive user’s guide, the author cuts to the chase, with crisp, clear, practical examples on what accessible, content-focused standards-based web designers and front-end developers need to know to harness the power of HTML5 in today’s browsers. This workshop will help you get to grips with the new features in HTML5, from audio and video to more powerful forms and new structural elements. You’ll gain an understanding of the new semantics and get an insight into how new features should be used.

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Smashing HTML5

by Bill Sanders

With ‘Smashing HTML5′, you have everything you need to get up and running quickly with great new HTML5 features, including new content-specific elements, audio and video playback, canvas for drawing, and many others. Smashing HTML5 provides comprehensive coverage – from how to get started with HTML5 to optimizing media on the Web. You will learn how to use text, graphics, audio, video, and navigation in HTML5 web pages running in compatible browsers. You will also learn how to work with HTML5 tags, design page structure, make site navigation easy for your audience, integrate media including video into HTML5 pages, harness the power of the HTML5 canvas, use HTML5 forms, create interactivity, store information, and much more.

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Beginning iPhone Web Apps: HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for WebKit

by Estelle Weyl

With smartphones in nearly every pocket and the iPhone leading the pack, it is increasingly important that you have a grasp on how to build open, standards-based web apps for the small screen. ‘Beginning iPhone Apps for Web Developers’ helps you make sophisticated web apps, offering the skills and techniques you need to make your website look great on the iPhone and more. With this book you can optimize your website for mobile devices, enhance your mobile user experience; learn iPhone specific event handling, javascript, CSS and animations. You’ll also learn how to get a head start on CSS3 and other new web standards that will be coming to desktops soon; handle user actions such as touch, tilt, and shake; how to minimize bandwidth usage, and other tricks to make your site work on mobile devices.

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HTML5: Designing Rich Internet Applications (Visualizing the Web)

by Matthew Devid

With ‘HTML5: Designing Rich Internet Applications’ eBook that will be easy to implement the powerful new multimedia and interactive capabilities offered by HTML5, including style control tools, illustration tools, video, audio, and rich media solutions. You will reinforce your practical understanding of the new standard with demo applications and tutorials, so that execution is one short step away. And also understand how HTML5 is changing the web development game. The book gives you a full-color, project-based treatment that will show you-not just tell you-what HTML5 can do for your websites.

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